Title: Flesh and Bone
Review: A crime novel that comes closer to the truth of real criminal investigations than anything I have read recently. Takes place in eastern Tennessee which only served to increase my interest as it shunned the usual big city approach to such stories. My interest and attention was peaked in the first few pages and did not wane. I truly enjoyed this book and will read more by these two writers. Giving this book five stars and I still think I am shortchanging it with my rating.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Published: Published January 23rd 2007 by William Morrow
Page Count: 361
Quick Review: 5 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: At a bag sale
Synopsis: Anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton founded Tennessee's world-famous Body Farm—a small piece of land where corpses are left to decay in order to gain important forensic information. Now, in the wake of a shocking crime in nearby Chattanooga, he's called upon by Jess Carter—the rising star of the state's medical examiners—to help her unravel a murderous puzzle. But after re-creating the death scene at the Body Farm, Brockton discovers his career, reputation, and life are in dire jeopardy when a second, unexplained corpse appears in the grisly setting.
Accused of a horrific crime—transformed overnight from a respected professor to a hated and feared pariah—Bill Brockton will need every ounce of his formidable forensic skills to escape the ingeniously woven net that's tightening around him . . . and to prove the seemingly impossible: his own innocence
Author Information: Jefferson Bass is the pen name of Jon Jefferson, writer, and Dr. Bill Bass, renowned forensic anthropologist. Jefferson and Bass have collaborated on 2 nonfiction books and 6 crime novels; their 7th novel, The Inquisitor's Key, will be published in May 2012. Dr. Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee's "Body Farm," is an author on more than 200 scientific publications. Jefferson is a veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker; his two National Geographic documentaries on the Body Farm were seen around the world.